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Askja volcano
Stratovolcano 1516 m (4,974 ft)
Central Iceland, 65.03°N / -16.75°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Askja volcano eruptions:
1797(?), 1875, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924(?), 1926, 1938, 1961
Typical eruption style:
explosive + effusive
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Askja volcano (Iceland): small earthquake swarms

Friday Nov 22, 2013 11:07 AM | BY: T

Recent earthquakes near Askja volcano in Iceland
Recent earthquakes near Askja volcano in Iceland
A small swarm of earthquakes has occurred today under the eastern caldera rim. Another minor swarm took place yesterday under Þórðarhyrna volcano 20 km to the NE.
Previous news
Map of recent quakes near Askja
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013
Small earthquakes have also been more frequent under and near the Askja caldera and Bardabunga volcano (to the SW of Askja) in the past few days. [more]

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013
A swarm of earthquakes at shallow depths, mostly around 2-5 km has been occurring in an area about 12 km NE of the caldera. 27 quakes including 6 between magnitudes 2.1-2.7 were recorded yesterday. [more]
Depth vs time of quakes under Askja volcano
Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
Another swarm of quakes has been going on in a SW-NE trending area under and SW of the caldera. [more]
Location of quakes near Askja today (Icelandic Met Office)
Friday, Dec 14, 2012
A small swarm of earthquakes has started today about 10 km west of the Askja caldera. The quakes are at 20-25 km depth. [more]
Time and depth of recent quakes at Askja volcano on Iceland
Friday, Nov 02, 2012
During the past days, an increased number of earthquakes occurred in an area east of the Askja caldera. The corresponding tremor signal has been rising as well, although these levels seem not to be alarming. [more]

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